Friday, March 21, 2008

On the needles: Kusha Kusha scarf

Im still pegging away at my Habu scarf. This is the kit I bought in New York.

The interesting thing about the scarf is, of course, the yarn. This is knitted in 2 yarns: the orange is a merino wool, the grey is a stainless steel and merino mix. Yes, that's right, stainless steel.

Of course its not the softest of yarns, after you complete the knitting you should lightly felt the scarf which causes the merino to bloom and make it softer. However, its not quite as bad as knitting wire either. The knitted fabric is quite light and airy, but because of the steel content you can scrunch or twist it, and it retains it's shape.

I think this is quite the oddest thing I have ever knitted.

1 comment:

yarnivorous said...

Your stainless steel scarf looks so normal in the pic!
Thanks for the info, btw - much appreciated!